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Basic principles of melody harmonization in jazz and classical music: common and different
Basic principles of melody harmonization in jazz and classical music: common and different

Author(s): Ēvaldas Daugulis
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Sociology of the arts, business, education
Published by: VšĮ Šiaulių universiteto leidykla
Keywords: jazz and classical music; harmonization; common and different;

Summary/Abstract: The present article discusses the general regularities of jazz harmonization. It is known that there are various genres in jazz music, in which harmony does not substantially differ from the classical one. Therefore it is important to compare the basic principles of harmonization in jazz and classical melodies and to disclose their common and different principles. Another reason is the fact that the content of harmony study in Latvia will be updated i.e. in secondary and higher music education institutions it will also cover the acquisition of the regularities of jazz harmony. Jazz harmony followed the rules of classical harmony; it was established by classical musicians. I will name some of the most essential features of jazz harmonization : here the restriction of the distance between voices is not observed, the use of parallel fifths and octaves is not a mistake, a melody momentarily becomes as if polyphonic, a free use of dissonant intervals , the basic interval is dissonant, the basic chord the seventh chord and others. The second difference between jazz harmonization and that of classical music is to be found in the complexity of chords.The basic principles of melody harmonization in jazz and in classical music is to be found in the complexity of chords.The basic principles of melody harmonization in jazz and in classical music manifest both common and different features.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 15-22
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English